Moderate supplies out of Florida from Guatemala; french type. Prices are unchanged and quality is variable.
Green bell production has transitioned to the Fresno area. Supplies have improved and prices are steady. Red and yellow peppers are up this week. Orange peppers are steady. Moderate supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Prices are unchanged. Quality is variable.
Movement expected about the same. Trading on red is moderate, others active. Prices are much higher.
Steady supplies from Michigan and Virginia. Prices are slightly lower. Quality is generally good.
Cucumbers are up a little this week. The product is crossing from Baja. Supplies are a little lighter, but the quality has been nice. Moderate supplies from Michigan. Prices are slightly higher. Quality is generally good. Moderate supplies from North Carolina. Some growers are experiencing a production gap. Prices are generally unchanged.
Moderate supplies from Michigan. Prices are lower. Quality is generally good.
NW Onions OR & WA, Demand is good overall on all three colors including Sweets. Yellow Colossal and Super colossal sizes will be tight again this year; even more so this year than last. Idaho will be the go-to district for those supplies. The market has stabilized, but anything can happen during harvest. The movement has been outstanding for these growers given the hardship of the Salmonella scare in California. Shipments to the east coast are in full swing. Exportable onions are now available. Mexico’s movement is expected to be about the same. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market.
Eastern WA continues with a good supply of Red & Yellow potatoes along with colored Fingerlings. Quality is good. ORGANIC colored spuds and fingerlings are available as well. Look for this colored potato deal to stay strong with strong demand until Mt Vernon begins in the fall. The Mt Vernon district will be back in September.
Russet Potatoes are readily available. A small profile continues to dominate the NW pack out with few exceptions. Load volume of large size cartons is tight but available when planned in advance. 10oz #2 is as elusive as 40 counts. Small cartons and consumer pack sizes are just now starting to drop in price in order to promote movement. Surprisingly, prices have also fallen on the tighter larger sizes as well, as growers compete for market share. Quality is outstanding, good value, and volume on 90count and smaller. PUSH for Poly ADS – there are plenty to go round. Organic Russets are now available.
Moderate supplies from North Carolina and Mississippi. Prices are generally unchanged. Quality is good overall.
Zucchini – Fresno and Santa Maria are harvesting, supplies, and quality are good. Prices are steady this week. There is also some product crossing from Baja. Moderate supplies from Michigan and North Carolina. Prices are unchanged. Quality is generally good. Some growers experiencing a production gap in North Carolina.
Yellow Squash – Not too much has changed. Product is shipping from Santa Maria, Fresno, and Baja, supplies are decent and markets are steady this week. Some growers experiencing a production gap in North Carolina.
East Coast: Supply levels vary by growing region, quality is good.
West Coast: Lots of supply as Baja and Central Mexico’s production has increased. Promotions encouraged.
The East has steady availability however quality is varying depending on the region.
The West has steady supplies; new growing areas are producing Jumbo and XL sizing.
East Coast: Vineripes’ supply is strong with multiple growers going. Wide range of quality depending on the area.
West Coast: Baja’s numbers have eased a bit; CA has a good supply on mature greens. Quality has improved.